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A much bigger atrocity than Jallianwala Bagh | Sajjad Pirzada

A much bigger atrocity than #Jallianwala_Bagh happened on this day, August 12, 1948 in Pakistan #Babrra_massacre , to those who fought for freedom, only a year after the creation of Pakistan, when Quaid-e-Azam Mr. Jinnah was the Governor-General of Pakistan.


In the tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919, 379 people were killed by blind bullets of wicked British Angraiz.


But Im thinking that during the rule of the Muslim leader Quaid-e-Azam Mr. Jinnah,who raised the voice of Muslim rights,

Why more than 600 Muslims were allegedly shot dead in Babara NWFP today.


Let me introduce you to a tragic, painful and horrible hidden secret of Pakistan’s history.


Do you know that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s party, People’s Party, is not the first party of this name established in Pakistan.


This was Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Alias Bacha Khan, who announced the formation of a party after the creation of Pakistan on May 8, 1947 during a rally in Karachi, which was named the People’s Party.


It was the first party to be established in Pakistan after the creation of Pakistan. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was elected President, and GM Syed as Secretary General۔ But dominion state did not like any new and democratic party other than the party of landlords Muslim League. Therefore, within a month, on June 15, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was arrested along with his son Abdul Wali Khan. GM Syed, to whom Jinnah used to go for political help before partition, was expelled from Karachi.Thus a new political-democratic organisation was destroyed almost at its inception.



Then, through the Public Safety Ordinance, the government of the NWFP also declared the Khudai Khidmatgaar Party to be against the law, Khudai Khidmatgaar Party was the organization of Bacha Khan,who fought against the British.


In late July 1948, Bacha Khan’s elder brother Dr. Khan Sahib announced to hold a meeting at Babara near Charsadda against these detentions, but he was arrested.


According to Dr. Khan Sahib’s announcement, on August 12, 1948, the members of the Khudai Khitmatgar organization from all over the province gathered at Babar.


 It is said that the number of these people was around 25 thousand. To stop this demonstration, the Govt called a heavy contingent of police and paramilitary forces. Thousands of people had gathered when suddenly bullets started raining on the innocent citizens of new country Pakistan. As a result of this firing, according to unofficial estimates, the number of dead in this ‘massacre’ was more than 600. Most of the bodies were disposed of in a very secretive manner, the injured were not allowed to enter government hospitals and were denied medical aid. 


Sajjad Pirzada

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